The Ultimate Appetizer Board
The Ultimate Appetizer Board is perfect for an impromptu party using ingredients that are easily available at your grocery store!
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wedge or round of soft-ripened Brie
Gouda cheese, cut into 30 squares
white cheddar cheese, cut into 30 squares
mini cookie cutter, optional
Pepper Jack cheese, cut into small cubes
Genoa salami, thinly sliced
summer sausage, thinly sliced
bagel chips, breadsticks, and assorted crackers
dried apricots and mango
dark chocolate covered almonds
roasted and salted cashews
For the Appetizer Board
Arrange the meats, cheeses, crackers, fruit, and nuts on a large wooden board. Place the breadsticks in a metal pail or jar.
Pour the bruschetta and pesto into small serving bowls. Place the mustard on the board.
To make the two-tone cheese squares.
Cut a shape in the center of each cheese square. Remove the cut-out pieces and set aside.
Place the white cheddar shape inside the hole left in the Gouda square. Place the remaining shapes on the board.
Make sure you have appetizer sized plates and lots of wine glasses ready.
Place your Chardonnay in the refrigerator when you walk through the door.
Don't forget the bamboo forks or large toothpicks so your guests can pick-up their meats and cheeses.
Have tongs available for picking up crackers, nuts, and dried fruits.
Cheese knives to slice the different types of cheeses, unless you pre-cut them yourself.
Allow the brie to sit out for 30 minutes before serving.
Serving spoons for the bruschetta and pesto, and a knife for spreading the mustard.
Wash and dry the grapes, or any fresh fruits that you will be serving.
Napkins, lots of napkins!!
Most importantly, a cork screw to open your bottles of Chardonnay!
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